MADISON, Wis.—One year ago today, President Joe Biden signed the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. To date, over $2.7 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding has been announced and is headed to Wisconsin with 160 specific projects identified for funding. Over the past year, Opportunity Wisconsin has been traveling the state as part of their “Paving the Way” statewide tour, sharing how this historic law is benefitting the Badger State.
Meghan Roh, Opportunity Wisconsin Program Director:
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a historic investment in our state, and will improve the quality of life we have in Wisconsin – whether we’re spending less on car repairs due to updated roads and bridges, having access to safe drinking water, or improved mass transit opportunities, this law is a once-in-a-generation investment in our state’s infrastructure and competitiveness. This law will also drive the creation of good-paying union jobs and grow the economy sustainably and equitably so that everyone in the Badger State gets ahead for decades to come.
“We would like to thank our elected leaders like Senator Tammy Baldwin for voting in favor of this law that will make historic investments in communities across the state. Additionally, we’re grateful to Governor Tony Evers, for putting these policies to work across the Badger State.”
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is benefitting the Badger State:
- Since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed, Wisconsin is set to receive more than $2.4 billion for transportation to invest in roads, bridges, public transit, ports and airports and over $150 million for clean water.
- As of today, more than 279,000 households across the state are receiving affordable internet due to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
- By reaching communities all across Wisconsin – including rural communities and historically underserved populations – the law makes critical investments that will improve lives for Wisconsinites and position the state for success.